Monthly Archives: July, 2014

I Failed

Have you seen the challenge in Facebook which urges women to post pics which make them feel beautiful?  I’d successfully avoided said challenge until late last week.  Then, I had to seriously look at it. I’m not beautiful.  It’s no secret.  I’m not even pretty.  I’m on the pretty side of plain… until you add …

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Rushing

When I was a young woman, I raced, head-first into relationships.  No need to get to know him, no need to take my time to create a lasting relationship built on a solid foundation.  I just wanted a boyfriend, so I jumped right in, barely taking time to hold my breath.  Bad results were everywhere. …

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Secondary Hero

I was supposed to go to the mountain on Sunday to go hiking.  I’ve been wanting to visit the mountain for months, but have been unable for various reasons.  Finally, we made the trek to the National Forest.  We arrived at a picturesque waterfall at which we could eat our lunch.   Upon finishing our …

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New Ways

This last weekend, I enjoyed camping with my family and my guy, and then just my guy.  The first two days were fairly normal for me: my family, Grayland State Park, Indian Fry Bread, and Whale of a Cone in Westport.  I bought a key ring at the end of the last pier, lunch was …

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Not My Boyfriend

When I was a teenager, the epitome of who you were was completely related to whether or not you had a boyfriend.  “Yah, I was up all night talking to my boyfriend.”  “My boyfriend said the funniest thing yesterday.”  “I can’t go.  I’m going to the movies with my boyfriend.”  It just felt good saying …

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I Get It!

All my life, I’ve heard things I didn’t understand.  Some of them, I would question.  Others, I was okay not knowing. When I was a small child, I laughed at the Bill Cosby jokes when everyone else was laughing.  One day, my father asked, “Tell me what he’s talking about?”  Of course, I had no idea …

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Priorities

Today, a friend of mine helped me realize exactly how much my beau has changed my priorities. You know that first flush when love hits?  He’s all that matters.  Thoughts of him consume you.  He is everything within your line of vision.  I’m at that point.  While I’m loving it, I need to make sure …

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Clock

For years, I’ve seen adorable newborns and thought, “Oh, I want another baby!”  The next moment, I hear a toddler throwing a temper tantrum, and the desire to procreate disappears like a rabbit hiding from a predator.  No thank you!  I’ve done the 2 AM feedings, I’ve done the blow-outs (you parents know what I …

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Brush

I have naturally curly hair.  I wasn’t born with it.  When I was little, I had hair as straight as anyone else’s.  And then, back in the 80s when perms were all the rage, I jumped on that particular bandwagon and had the Annie hairstyle (I haven’t burned the pictures yet).  As the weeks and …

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Last First Kiss

Every girl wants that first kiss to be magical.  The moon is full, the stars are aligned, and Prince Charming is standing in front of you.  A light breeze blows your hair softly back from your face as he reaches up to hold your cheek lovingly in his hand.  His lips touch yours – just …

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